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Dorsey Smith

September 24, 1938 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 79)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Sunday
November 12, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home
310 North Street West
PO Box 308
Vidalia, GA 30475

Funeral Service
Monday
November 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home
310 North Street West
PO Box 308
Vidalia, GA 30475


Vidalia,

Mr. Dorsey Smith, age 79, of Vidalia, died in his sleep on November 10, 2017 at Community Hospice House, surrounded by family. Dorsey was a quiet man with a big sense of humor who loved his family dearly. He was always friendly and had a kind word, or good story, for those around him. Dorsey married Elnetta Joyce Barker on November 16, 1957 and was happily married for 60 years. He graduated From Wacona High School in 1956 and continued on to study at South Georgia College in Douglas and Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Dorsey was born in Nichols and raised in Waycross. Dorsey moved with his wife, Elnetta, to Atlanta in 1957 until to Baxley in 1971, and then Vidalia in 1986. Dorsey worked for Georgia Tech Nuclear Research Center in Atlanta from 1964 to 1970. Dorsey then joined Georgia Power in 1970, where he started working at Plant McDonough-Atkinson “Jack Mac.” In 1971, Dorsey became one of first members of Georgia Power/Southern Nuclear to work at Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant where he worked until his retirement after thirty-two years on October 31, 2002 as Chemistry Superintendent in Chemistry/Health Physics Department.  Mr. Dorsey is preceded in death by his mother and father, William Jackson Smith and Ozell Hersey Smith.

Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife Elnetta Smith of Vidalia, brother J.W. Smith and wife Kathrine of Waycross , brother Bob Smith and wife Pearl of Sardis, son Tom Smith of Vidalia , daughter Cindy Ponder and husband John of Atlanta, grandson William Ponder and wife Hannah of Atlanta, granddaughter Kara Ponder of San Francisco, California, granddaughter Ashley Smith and fiancé Megan of Spartanburg, South Carolina, granddaughter Danna Smith of Vidalia, grandson Karl Smith of Fort Myers, Florida, granddaughter Susan Davis of Marietta, and granddaughter Valerie Smith of Atlanta. Dorsey is also survived by five nephews, three nieces and a number of great nieces and nephews as well as a number of cousins.

The funeral service will be held Monday, November 13th at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend John Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice House Foundation at P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.

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